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University of Bath student selected for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Cameron Chalmers will take part in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Photo: Team Bath/University of Bath

A sports student at the University of Bath has become the institution's first official 2018 Commonwealth Games pick.

Cameron Chalmers will take part in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, representing his native Guernsey.

Chalmers will be supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship in the 400m race, taking place in April.

It's been a goal of mine ever since starting athletics to go to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for Guernsey and I'm so excited to be selected

I will try my best to make the final, although it's a tough ask with most of the best 400m athletes in the world likely to be competing there."

– Cameron Chalmers

Coached by James Hillier at the Sports Training Village, Chalmers helped the Great Britain team win 4x400m relay gold at the European U23 Championships and was selected for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships.

He has also beaten a 17-year-old national record by winning the fourth successive BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] 400m title – two indoor, two outdoor – for the University of Bath.

The Scholarship helped me last season towards paying for two warm-weather training in Tenerife before the indoor and outdoor seasons.

I went on to win both the BUCS indoor and outdoor competitions in championship-record times, so they were the perfect preparation.”

– Cameron Chalmers